One of a series of readers for African students which aims to help them to develop an awareness and a love of language, and consists of stories from all over Africa. In this story, orphan Happy lives alone on the streets of Dar-es-Salaam. One day she meets an old friend who might change her life.
When his mother dies Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse, but quickly escapes chosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls.Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe.Will Jim ever manage to be free?
Release on 2005 | by Nab Kishore Behura,Ramesh P. Mohanty
Author: Nab Kishore Behura,Ramesh P. Mohanty
Pubpsher: Discovery Publishing House
Category: Street children
Street children can be considered as one of the by-products of the urbanisation process in developing countries. These children are to struggle very hard for their survival on the streets in very highly competitive environments, otherwise they fall prey to the public or even to their own parents also. Their childhood is seized, they are abused and their labour is greatly exploited for the benefit of others. In this book an attempt has been made to present a holistic profile of the street children of a growing urban city of Eastern India. Especially the prime thrust of the book concentrates on the aspects, like motive behind coming over to urban bases, educational and occupational profile of their parents and their family size, category and shelter of the street children, educational and occupational pattern of the street children, expenditure and savings, occupational hazards, use of earnings of these children by their parents, nourishment and addictive behaviour, health and hygiene, educational choice and future perspectives, attitudes of the public toward the street children etc. Apart from all these, the book also speaks about the pre and post-independence legislations on these children, UN s convention on rights of the child and National Plan of Action, State Plan of Action, welfare agencies working for the betterment of these children etc. Contents: Introduction, Profile of Bhubaneswar City, Family Milieu, Socio-Economic Profile of the Street Children, Struggle for Survival The Problems of Street Children, Legislation, Welfare Programmes and the Street Children, A Recipe for Development of Street Children, Summary and Conclusion.
"This book is meant for those concerned about protecting and improving the lives of the street children and it includes information for research and educational purposes. While street children receive national and international notice, it has been focused largely on social, economic and health problems of the children - poverty, lack of education, AIDS, prostitution and substance abuse. This often neglected side of street children's lives has been the focus of this book and it is in this context that the subject of street child labour and its impact on children's development is investigated."